well, I brewed this yesterday after completing my barleywine/ESB partigyle. I don't know that I will be tagging together essentially 3- brews like that again - I am beat tired today.
anyhow, I don't know how I did this, but I ended up screwing up and adding a half gallon too much at some point to the sparge and wound up collecting almost 8.5gal. So I ended up 1.071 instead of 77 so I guess I'll end up around 7% instead of 7.5-8%. Eh, I don't really like the really boozy beers as much anyway, maybe this was meant to happen...
However, the mash and boiling wort smelled absolutely fantastic, exactly what I was looking for - I have high hopes for this one later in the year.
It's been a long time since 2009. I am currently on the same quest of cloning the Great Divide Hibernation ale. I was wondering how far you got in your attempts?
Here's my latest educated guess, 5 gallon batch:
58% pale malt,, 4,4kg
10,66% Vienna malt, 0,81kg
10,66% wheat malt, 0,81kg
7,6% Caramel/Crystal malt - 60L, 0,58kg
6,66% Oats, flaked, 0,51kg
3,3% chocolate malt, 0,25kg
3% brown malt, 0,23kg
60 min 31g Magnum 36 IBU
15 min 28g East Kent Goldings 6,9 IBU
5 min 20gTettnang 1,3 IBU
1 min 15g Amarillo 0,6 IBU
Dry hop 10 days 30g Tettnang
Dry hop 5 days 30g Amarillo
Total IBU: 47,1
Yeast: Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale
I have not brewed any attempts at Hibernation ale yet, nor have I tasted the actual commercial beer, but I have mapped the different clones on the web, checking percentages of composition and crosschecking with taste notes from beeradvocate and the others. It's fun to do.
Regards from Norway,